One dead, two injured in fiery crash on I-88 in Lisle

  • One person died and two were injured in a fiery crash on Interstate 88 in Lisle on Thursday morning, officials said.

    One person died and two were injured in a fiery crash on Interstate 88 in Lisle on Thursday morning, officials said. Courtesy of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District

  • A semitrailer truck collided with a disabled SUV on westbound Interstate 88 Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring the two drivers, authorities said.

    A semitrailer truck collided with a disabled SUV on westbound Interstate 88 Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring the two drivers, authorities said. Courtesy of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District

 
 
Updated 3/4/2021 5:38 PM

One person died and two were injured Thursday morning when a semitrailer truck crashed into a stalled SUV on Interstate 88 in Lisle, police said.

A 2011 Ford Expedition was heading west just before 10 a.m. when it started experiencing mechanical problems and came to a stop in a traffic lane near Naperville Road, according to Illinois State Police. For unknown reasons, the semi was unable to stop in time and struck the disabled SUV.

 

Both vehicles became engulfed in flames due to the impact of the rear-end collision, officials said. Fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze while paramedics treated two people who were able to escape before first responders arrived, according to the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District.

A passenger of the Ford, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver of the semi, a 70-year-old Georgia man, and the driver of the Ford, a 36-year-old man from Nebraska, were taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with nonlife-threatening injuries.

State police temporarily shut down westbound I-88 to investigate the crash. Two right lanes were opened at 1 p.m., and all lanes reopened at about 3:30 p.m., police said.

No charges had been filed as of Thursday evening. An investigation is ongoing.

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